What is Group Counseling?
Group Counseling can be a very helpful and powerful tool in addressing student concerns. A group can offer an environment where students can increase self-understanding, enhance personal relationships and try out new behaviors while receiving feedback and support from peers experiencing similar concerns. Groups generally consist of 4-10 members and meet on a weekly basis. An appointment with the group facilitator is necessary before becoming a member of any counseling group. To schedule group counseling, come by or call the Counseling Center.
Specific group topics and types of groups vary each semester. Below is a list of groups that will be offered for the current semester, but other group topics that may be offered in the future, include LGBT support, healthy relationships, social confidence and many other helpful topics. Visit this page again, call us, or stop by the Counseling Center at the start of each semester to learn more about the groups that will be offered each semester.
Fall 2014 Groups
INTERPERSONAL PROCESS GROUP
Having trouble dealing with difficult relationships? This group operates under the premise that, although each person may have problems that seem very different, common to most is a basic difficulty maintaining healthy relationships. The group is designed to serve as a safe and supportive “social laboratory” within which students can work toward practicing honest and direct communication and interpersonal exploration. The group will provide students with a place to take risks and try out new behaviors, such as being assertive or expressing difficult feelings. Group members will share, learn, and improve together with their fellow students in a small group setting.
Day & Time: Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Anticipated Start Date: September 17, 2014
LGBT SUPPORT GROUP
Looking for an opportunity to share and discuss your unique experiences and challenges as a member of the LGBTQIA community in a safe and welcoming environment? The mission of the LGBT Support Group is to create a safe place for peers to come together and provide support and feedback to others who may share similar experiences. The group topics and discussions are decided by its members with input from facilitators, making it truly a one of a kind, collaborative experience. New members are welcome throughout the semester. Take advantage of this opportunity and schedule a pre-group screening today!
Day & Time: Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Anticipated Start Date: October 8, 2014 (Open Membership)
SISTER TO SISTER GROUP
Interested in sharing your experience as an African-American woman? This group is tailored to address the needs and issues salient to African American/Black women in the college environment. This group setting is designed to provide information and encourage supportive dialogue among African American female students. Participants will receive information about options for coping and have an opportunity to discuss their shared experiences as African American women as they seek to obtain educational success while maintaining good emotional health.
Day & Time: TBA
Anticipated Start Date: September 15, 2014
Need to learn better ways to manage your stress? The goal of this group is to introduce mindfulness techniques that you can apply to your everyday life. Mindfulness is a practice that will help bring your awareness to the present moment. This group will teach mindfulness techniques that will help you to manage stress, cope with anxiety, and improve your overall emotional and physical well-being. If you want to practice self-care and learn healthy relaxation techniques, then this is the group for you!
Anticipated Day & Time: Tuesdays 3:30—4:45 PM
Anticipated Start Date: October 21, 2014
TIME TO UNWIND - RELAXATION
Do you ever say to yourself “I need to unwind, but just don’t have the time”? Well 30 minutes is all you need! The Counseling Center is offering a 30 minute relaxation group for students. During this 30 minute session, one of our staff will walk you through a brief relaxation technique. Come join us, registration is not required…just drop in!
Days & Times: Mondays 3:00 - 3:30pm
Tuesdays 11 - 11:30am
Dates: September 8th thru December 2nd
Groups generally consist of 4-10 members and meet on a weekly basis. If you are interested in attending or learning more about any of our groups, please stop by the counseling center or call us at 936.296.1720. An appointment with the group facilitator is necessary before becoming a member of any group. All groups are led by professional counselors who will lead the group and ensure confidential and safe atmosphere is achieved.
Sam Houston Counseling Center
Box 2059 | Huntsville, TX 77341-2059 |Phone: 936.294.1720 |Fax: 936.294.3794